Understanding Ethnopolitical Conflict: Karabakh, South Ossetia, and Abkhazia Wars Reconsidered

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Springer, Jul 8, 2013 - Political Science - 250 pages
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This book critically evaluates the growing body of theoretical literature on ethnic conflict and civil war, using empirical data from three major South Caucasian conflicts, evaluating the relative strengths and weaknesses of the available methodological approaches.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Theorizing on the Causes of Civil War and Ethnopolitical Conflict
13
A History of Identities an Identity of Histories
51
The Ascent of Ethnopolitical Conflict
94
Ethnopolitical Conflicts as a Factor in the Foreign Policies of South Caucasian Countries 199194
135
6 Conclusion
165
Notes
188
Bibliography
225
Index
243
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Emil Aslan Souleimanov is Assistant Professor in the Department of Russian and East European Studies at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. He is author of An Endless War: The Russian-Chechen Conflict in Perspective (2007). He has published widely in journals such as Europe-Asia Studies, Problems of Post-Communism, Middle East Policy, Osteuropa and Politique étrangère and provided numerous analyses to the Czech Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense, and NATO.

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